today I have a quick review about Maybelline New York’s The Nudes palette.
I recently bought the palette for around 10 euro, because I love brown eye shadows and because I wanted to see how well pigmented they are.
The package is super sleek and simple, which I love. I don’t use the applicator though, I always use eye shadow brushes from Shiseido.
In general I gotta say I don’t wear make-up on a regular basis anymore, so I only tried only a few looks within the past 3 weeks, but I am very happy with this palette.
It has a great concept, which arranged the 12 colors in particular order so that you can apply them as followed:
I always use a primer, which is what I recommend for using these shadows as well, but as you can see on the picture with the swatches, they mostly work well without an eye base as well.
At the top you see the colors with primer, on the bottom I applied without a primer.
The light tones are perfect for me since I have very pale skin. I also love that there is a mix of nudes, matte, shimmers and slight glitters. I can’t even pick a favorite because I really like the bronze tones, the dark browns and the light nudes. Only the black could be of a better quality if you ask me. I am not sure how it will turn out on the lid, but while swatching it seemed a bit chalky.
What do you say? Would you buy the palette? Could this be a good alternative to the NAKED palettes by Urban Decay? I couldn’t say, because I don’t own them^^
I would love to read you opinion. Please let me know in the comments below.
here we go with the actual Birthday Nail Art post.
Today I have nothing crazy for you, but I used the only Maybelline Acid polish I was able to get a few weeks ago and mixed it up with the matte top coat from O.P.I. and Astor’s “play the graffiti” and “game of graphics” on the accent nail.
I like the manicure. I think I even like the acid washed polish better with a matte top coat.
two coats of Maybelline’s Acid Wash Effect – 248 bleached blue , no top coat
two coats of Maybelline’s Acid Wash Effect – 248 bleached blue with O.P.I. matte top coat
Maybelline – Colorshow – LE Bleached Neons – 241 sun flare, 242 coral heat, 243 tropink, 244 chic chartreuse
ORLY – harmonious mess
O.P.I. – my boyfriend scales walls
For this manicure all you need are the different colors and a dotting tool. Just like the other mani I already showed you, start dotting the colors onto the nail. You can mix up bigger and smaller dots if you want. I only used the end creating bigger dots. Start with one color dotting away on each nail. After that use the next color and continue until there are no blank spots left.
This is without a top coat
This is with O.P.I.’s matte top coat
I like the pastel version of this manicure better than the colorful one.